Screenrant ranked the Star Trek themes but only one is truly the king to us

Hero Collector’s New Star Trek Starfleet Starships Collection. Image courtesy Hero Collector
Hero Collector’s New Star Trek Starfleet Starships Collection. Image courtesy Hero Collector /

Screenrant ranked their Star Trek themes but only one is truly top of the charts.

Liking something is solely subjective. Just getting that out of the way. You can like what you like, I can like what I like, there are no problems there. Screenrant took that idea and ran with it by ranking their picks for best Star Trek theme songs.

Again, it’s subjective. No one has to agree, but dare I say, I think I’m the only one who wouldn’t put Enterprise’s theme at No. 10. I love that song, and it’s fantastic. That said, I don’t blame anyone who says it’s not “Star Trek” because I don’t disagree. It’s like Metallica’s St. Anger. I think the album is good and fans would’ve liked it if it wasn’t by Metallica. Brands have a certain level of expectation, and Trek’s theme songs generally are less poppy.

Still, I wouldn’t say that Enterprise’s theme song is the worst, nor would I say the original series Star Trek theme is the best. Screenrant believes it is, and that’s fine, that’s their opinion. Yet, mine is different and dare I say, correct.

ScreenRant’s List

  • 10 Enterprise (2001-2005)
  • 9 Discovery (2017-Present)
  • 8 The Animated Series (1973-1974)
  • 7 Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)
  • 6 Prodigy (2021-Present)
  • 5 Lower Decks (2020-Present)
  • 4 Voyager (1995-2001)
  • 3 Strange New Worlds (2022-Present)
  • 2 The Next Generation (1987-1994)
  • 1 The Original Series (1966-1969)

What is my pick for the best theme song in Star Trek history?

The best theme song, in my correct opinion, isn’t The Original Series, The Next Generation, or Strange New Worlds. No, my pick for the best them is Star Trek: Voyager, the fourth song on their list.

The song just invokes hope. Considering all that the crew has been through, the idea that they’ve suffered and will continue to suffer just to get home is so heartbreaking. Yet, to see the crew still so optimistic as the series continues is endearing. They truly embrace the idea of hope.

The theme song of Voyager is able to capture that essence. Like seeing the sun after a terrible thunderstorm, that’s what the theme feels like to me. Like a storm breaking.

Despite being sent across quadrants, losing half of their crew, having to partner up with terrorists, and still finding the hope to continue is inspiring.

Just like the theme.

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